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Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2007-2008 (archived)

Module LAW54315: Domestic Anti-Discrimination Law

Department: Law

LAW54315: Domestic Anti-Discrimination Law

Type Open Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Available in 2007/08 Module Cap
Tied to


  • None


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None


  • to provide a critical study of aspects of domestic anti-discrimination law.


  • underlying theories;
  • current protected grounds - race, gender reassignment, sex, disability, marital status; further protected grounds?
  • models adopted in UK; differences between models adoptedin respect of different protected grounds;
  • European dimension;
  • relevance of Human Rights Act;
  • efficacy and limitations of law.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
Subject-specific Skills:
Key Skills:

    Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

    • Through an in-depth knowledge of the relevant domestic provisions.
    • By allowing students to develop a critical understanding of the theories underpinning the provisions and of their impact in practice.

    Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

    Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
    Seminars 8 Weekly with a 2reading weeks. 2 16
    Preparation and Reading 134
    Total 150

    Summative Assessment

    Component: Unseen written examination Component Weighting: 100%
    Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
    Unseen written examination. 2 hour 100%

    Formative Assessment:

    One assignment of approximately 2,000 words in Epiphany Term.

    Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University